Last Build Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:01:11 EDT
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:23:20 EDTThe Bucs could add two starters, as they have been linked to a handful of contractually controllable pitchers, but with several internal options, they won't add an arm simply for the sake of making a move.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:37:39 EDTAndrew McCutchen is still a Pirate, but that could change now that Mark Melancon and Chris Sale will not be Nationals.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:26:07 EDTPittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington often brings up manager Clint Hurdle's annual request for three left-handed relievers. As the Pirates' roster currently stands, Hurdle is in line to open the season with four lefties.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:46:42 EDTThe first day of the Winter Meetings brought a new round of rumors around the Pirates and Andrew McCutchen -- and perhaps a new suitor for Pittsburgh's franchise player. The Dodgers have shown recent interest in McCutchen, MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported Monday morning.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDTWith the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:04:09 EDTThe Pirates have two items up for auction: a meet-and-greet with manager Clint Hurdle that also includes passes to watch batting practice from the field, plus an autographed bat and meet-and-greet session with Starling Marte.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:41:28 EDTThe Pirates officially parted ways with left-hander Jeff Locke before Friday's non-tender deadline but worked out a deal to keep veteran southpaw Wade LeBlanc in their bullpen.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:04 EDTWho do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:32:19 EDTNeal Huntington is open to trading Andrew McCutchen. That doesn't mean he's abandoning hopes of the Pirates returning to the postseason next season. These issues are not mutually exclusive.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:00:00 EDTYou can wring your hands. You can shake your head. You can sigh all you want, but I'm shrugging over the Andrew McCutchen of 2016. I remember the Johnny Bench of 1971.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDTThe Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:18:30 EDTPirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after driving under the influence of alcohol in Seoul, South Korea, early Friday morning.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:21:08 EDTThe Pirates announced a pair of Minor League free-agent signings on Wednesday, bringing aboard left-hander Dan Runzler and right-hander Jason Stoffel and inviting both to Major League Spring Training camp.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:58:13 EDTThe Pirates' super-sub has moved on to Atlanta.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:40:10 EDTJeff Locke's time with the Pirates has likely come to an end, as the veteran left-hander was designated for assignment on Tuesday. Pittsburgh bumped Locke off its 40-man roster to make room for the signing of right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:26:21 EDTDoc Emrick's first MLB game in booth was 'so perfect'
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:03:30 EDTGlasnow throws down between-the-legs dunk
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:13:01 EDTAndrew McCutchen fared poorly in the metrics in center field in 2016, so could a switch to right field benefit him? Despite the fact that he doesn't have a strong arm, the Statcast data shows that it might be in the best interests of the Pirates.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDTThe West Virginia Power devised a plan that, with help from the Pirates, raised $50,000 toward flood relief efforts.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:57:51 EDTThe Pirates released their 2017 promotional schedule, highlighted by a depiction of a memorable moment that took place not on the field, but in the broadcast booth.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:53:59 EDTWhat's the plan for Tyler Glasnow? The Pirates' top prospect made an up-and-down Major League debut this year. He didn't stick in the Majors until mid-September, and even then his role was uncertain and his performance was uneven.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:04:02 EDTCatchers Drew Butera and Francisco Cervelli have been added to Team Italy's roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:39:39 EDTThis weekend brought more Hot Stove smoke, but still no fire, around Andrew McCutchen.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:15:44 EDTThe big names on the Hall of Fame ballot can obscure some of the others who are eligible for the first time. While it's likely that none of them will wind up in Cooperstown they still have accomplishments that are worth celebrating.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:16 EDTMany players had what could be considered breakout AFL campaigns. Here's a group of 10 of the best. There might be some crossover with the Top 20 prospects list coming on Tuesday, but it's largely a group of names everyone should get to know a bit better based on how they played this fall.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:46:49 EDTWith most of their work done ahead of time, the Pirates saw fit to add only one player to their 40-man roster Friday. The Bucs selected the contract of right-hander Clay Holmes, protecting him from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:55:00 EDTJoey Cora said he was "definitely surprised" when the Pirates offered him a spot on their coaching staff, but it's hard to imagine a more qualified candidate. He spent 11 years in the Majors, coached in the White Sox and Marlins' ranks and managed the Bucs' Double-A affiliate this season.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:43:26 EDTHere's an early look at some 2017 Rookie of the Year candidates in each league, all of whom are on the MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list.